3 cottages, 2 with gorgeous water views-Viking and Nook; partial water view from the Hideaway, and all with our beach just a flip flop across the road (and down the driveway for the Hideaway cottage).

If you love the outdoors and enjoy activities like camping, our rustic cottages may be just for you! They were built in the '50s and have loads of character and many return guests. But even after cleaning you may find a little sand and an occasional bug, just like at home. Firefly Cottages are much more laid-back than a condo or hotel and over 95% of the guests enjoy their time immensely.  But for the <5% who think they're getting a modern 21st century villa, these family style cabins may not be the place for you.  We do boast a high recommendation and returning guest rate.  

Bring your adventurous spirit and explore Door County with a home base of the finest beaches Door County offers. 
Don’t forget your suit and towel!

If you're looking for a romantic escape that includes falling asleep and waking to the sound of the waves, sipping wine on the beach, listening to the still of the night and moonlit walks at the water's edge..or if you'd like to recreate those childhood memories with your family without the intrusion of internet, cable or clocks, this is the place for you! Enjoy swimming, beachcombing, campfires, fishing off the pier, movie nights & fireflies. 
Our cottages are perfect to escape the hustle & bustle!
And we're good-dog friendly!   

*Payment of deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgement of receipt of the rental terms, policies & conditions provided on this website and in renter/owner emails, and constitutes acceptance of such as outlined.

<== Click on individual cottage pages at left for pictures and vacancy calendars for each cottage.

Rates & Minimum Stays: 

~OFF SEASON: post Labor Day weekend to pre Memorial Day weekend, 2 night minimum

~PEAK SEASON: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, 6 night rentals only with Saturday arrival and   Friday departure


Hideaway:                                                                                                                 *Peak Season: $160/night, $960 per 6 night stay                                                            *Off season: $135/night Sun-Thurs, $160/night Fri, Sat & holiday weekends

Viking:                                                                                                                               *Peak Season: $160/night, $960 per 6 night stay                                                            *Off season: $135/night Sun-Thurs, $160/night Fri, Sat & holiday weekends

Nook:                                                                                                                                 *Peak Season: $110/night, $660 per 6 night stay                                                            *Off season: $95/night Sun-Thurs, $110/night Fri, Sat & holiday weekends

A Dog Fee of $90/6-night stay or $15/night to bring one dog or 2 small dogs (under 20 pounds) + tax. Double fee for 2 larger dogs (or one large and one small dog). Please inquire if you would like to bring additional dogs.                                                      *Sorry, no puppies..dogs must be at least 1 year * Dogs must be kept under control at all times and *MUST be crated if they're left alone in the cottage*

Security/Damage Deposit  There is a required refundable $200 security/excessive cleaning/damage deposit. 

The largest cottage, The Hideaway, sleeps 6: queen in a sleeping area off the living room,  2 twins in a typical bedroom with a closing door and a -double/full in a walk-through (from the twin bedroom) sleeping area off the dining/kitchen. You'll enjoy a more woodsy setting in this cottage. It's set back about 100ft from the road & lake, behind the other 2 cottages. This spacious year-round cottage has a central furnace, woodstove-firewood-available at most local gas stations), large living area, kitchen-including dishes, utensils, cookware and a roll-across, attach-to-the-faucet type dishwasher (for well rinsed dishes..not the strongest water pressure), full bath, woodstove and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

The Viking cottage, with beautiful water view sleeps 6. You'll find a double bed in the downstairs bedroom & 2 doubles in the loft (open-concept with steep stairs-NOT for toddlers!), full bath, kitchen including dishes, utensils and cookware (no dishwasher) & wood burning fireplace and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

The cozy, studio style Nook is best for couples and is about 30' from the one lane road, across from which is our beach. It has a soothing water view, queen bed in the main room, (plus a sleeper sofa in the adjoining room-best for kids-not forgiving for older backs), 3/4 bath, full kitchen including dishes,utensils & cookware and DVD-ONLY TV. 
PLEASE NOTE This is a 3 season cottage that we only rent into October; heated by baseboard heaters and a small propane wall heater-no central furnace-so it can be chilly if the weather's cold.

Rates subject to change and are locked in only after "Reservation How-To" email from owner.

You're welcome to arrive anytime after 3pm. Please, no early arrivals. Departure should be by 10am. 

All cottages include 1 set of bed linens per week, several dish cloths and dish towels, a reasonable amount of toilet tissue, paper towels,trash bags, hand and dish soaps. You should bring your own bath & beach towels, foil, plastic wrap, charcoal, lighter fluid, firewood (available at most local gas stations), etc. Each cottage has a charcoal grill & there is a shared fire pit on the beach. The Hideaway also has a fire pit of its own.

Our rustic cottages do not have A/C. Usually the lake breeze is perfect, but we have good 'ol fashioned fans on hand too. You'll have an opportunity to unplug- no WiFi (and sometimes spotty cell reception). TVs in the Viking and Hideaway are antenna channels only + DVD player.  The Nook is DVD only. Our return guests welcome this step back in time :)

The cottages have  maximum occupancies of 6 Hideaway, 6 Viking & 2(+) Nook (including children) & parking limits of 2 vehicles per cottage (Hideaway & Viking only: possibly 3 if they're all compact). 
Please ask me in advance if you'd like to bring a 3rd vehicle or if you're wanting to bring a small boat as one of your vehicles. This may work, but you must have prior approval.

*No camping/setting up tents outside the cottages or on the beach (a sun shade or see-through type shelter on the beach is fine).

Contact: Irene Johnson fireflycottages@gmail.com

mailing address: 1331 Delray Dr. Green Bay WI 54304
physical address of cottages: 2407 S. Lake Michigan Dr. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Autumn 2015
Path to the water 2015

Sandy bottom swimming

2015 Moonrise

Hideaway main room and sleeping area
The Nook

Sunrise over Lake Michigan..view from driveway